Knicks not only team in Melo sweepstakes
The Rockets and Nets could offer a better deal than the Knicks and wouldn't have to worry about losing him if he agrees to the extension.
NJ has the great trade bait in Derrick Favors and a first round pick owed to them by Golden State.
Now, the epic move would be if Denver sends him to Houston. The Rockets have a nice bit of trade bait in that they have picks from the Knicks to hand out like candy. How funny would it be if they sent the Knicks 2011 and 2012 first round pick (which they can because they also have their own 2012 pick), Jordan Hill, the expiring contract of Jared Jeffries, and then maybe include another young player or two like Patrick Patterson and Chase Budinger with some middling contract to match everything up. Just let that possibility soak in for a bit.
It would be extremely funny if the Knicks efforts to land themselves top talent was the reason they weren't able to land top talent (ie Houston trade).
Oh, but that trade got them enough cap space to sign Timofey Mozgov!
i need to hear where carmelo is willing to play since its doubtful anyone will bother going after him for just 1 year and then watch him walk next summer. Teams are gonna want to know there is a very good chance he signs long term.
Why is Chicago not in the mix here? They have assets, some cap room and a need for a small forward. I assume the sticking point will be Deng and his large contract, but as big as it is, would not be impossible to move along with some assets and/or picks to appease Denver or perhaps a third team to make it work.
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Sources: Carmelo open to multiyear deal with Rockets or Nets
Wed, 08/18/2010 - 2:03pm
Should the Denver Nuggets elect to trade Carmelo Anthony, the New York Knicks are believed to be the All-Star forward's first choice for a new home. But they are not his only option.
Multiple league sources familiar with his situation told SI.com that Anthony would also be open to signing a long-term deal with Houston or New Jersey should either of those teams offer the Nuggets an acceptable trade package.
Getting Anthony, 26, to agree to an extension is the key to any deal as he can become a free agent after the 2010-11 season. Denver has offered Anthony a three-year, $65 million extension, but he has balked at signing it and is reportedly looking for a way out. Because acquiring Anthony would require a substantial offer, it is highly unlikely any team would risk making a trade without having Anthony agree to a simultaneous extension.
While resolving Anthony's situation is a priority in Denver, there is no urgency to make a deal quickly. The Denver Post reported in June that the Nuggets were prepared to trade Anthony rather than watch him opt out of his contract next summer. However, the Nuggets are without a general manager after they let go of top basketball executives Mark Warkentien and Rex Chapman.
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Source: Sports Illustrated
we have deng our draft pick and charlottes draft pick, damn sure that will end up being a lottery selection
why is he going to leave denver for 1 of 3 teams that dont have a better chance of winning anything than where he already is?
if i was him i would be trying to get on the magic, clippers or bulls. where they would actually have a chance of winning the championship. or play this season and see how it goes. Kenyon comes off the book for next year freeing up 15 mil for denver.
actually i just read on hoops world that there are a couple of teams willing to trade for him even for one season because they feel they can convince him to stay..one of which being the hornets. i Think that who ever trades for him will have to take k-mart as well because they are trying to get rid of his contract
i also wont believe melo is going to any of these teams until HE says it. not his boys or a source close to him. every time a source close to a player says or does something it seems to be wrong and they seem to just wanna keep there boy in the news or feel important that they are a source
to take melo and kmart would mean hav ing to give back like 33 mill in salary. Thats potnentially a lot of pieces. I mean, denver might be better off holding onto kmarts contract since its expiring then taking on 33 mill in new players unless they are all quality guys they want.
1. Magic- well established team core guys, Howard, Lewis, Nelson and Pietrus add Carmelo and thats a great starting 5
2. Bulls- If he went here they would be the best in the East hands down Rose, Brewer, Anthony, Boozer, Noah and a great bench of Thomas, Gibson, Korver and Watson
3. Hornets- though they'd be small Paul. Anthony and Ariza would make a nice 1-3 combo and Thorton can be instant offense off the bench but Okafor and West will get tore up inside
4. Knicks- just because they are willing to pay guys they would need more draft picks though
5. Jazz- Sloan puts his players in great situations imagine. Anthony, Williams and Jefferson as a big 3 add Hayward, Okur, Miles and Price thats a solid team plus they play well at home
Quality guys like...?
Budinger, Lee, Hill, Jefferies, Knicks 1st Round Picks, or even Battier? (:
'cause for 'Melo I think Houston would trade any of those IF they know he's going to sign Long-Term.
I'd rather keep Lee & Battier.
Budinger is a Fan-Favorite I believe, but for 'Melo it's a must & Hill is too much of a Project at this point, but he did show some flashes last year. .
for Denver to trade him to a Western Conf team, so the Rox would have to give up a lot. Something like Kevin Martin, Budinger, Lee and 2 1st rnd picks-----maybe that can get it done. The Knicks, with not too many 1sts are a long shot, Galo plus future picks is not enough. NJ with a package , centered around Favors, have a legitimate shot though.
if im a team i wouldnt take kmart but they have been offering himthis past year so im willing to bet they tell a team they will have to take him if they want melo
i like the nets chances with favors,twill,outlaw or something to that effect and there next 2 first round draft picks
You can't trade 1st rd picks in consecutive years.
Melo is going to the Knicks for Gallo a future 1st rnd pick Eddy Curry's contract Denver would agree to this because they are not worried about cap space Billups is an opt year Nene is in an opt year JR Smith is in he last year of his contract and K-Mart is as well the Knicks get back 22 year old legit 6''10 Small Forward who can score the ball from the perimeter he's only going to improve Denver definitely won't trade him within the conference yeah New York gets the better of the deal because Melo is a top player in the league but these trades happen to keep the league interesting people are ready for the New York Knicks to be good again David Stern will put his stamp on it as well just watch Melo will be traded before the season even starts and shottly after that look for Chris Paul to get traded for nothin too landing spot for him will be Orlando before the deadlne the league is going back to how it was when Michael Jordan dominated the league there's more balance
GOOD TEAMS IN THE EAST:Miami Chicago Orlando Boston Milwaukee Atlanta New York(When they get Melo)
GOOD TEAMS IN THE WEST:Lakers Portland Dallas Houston Phoenix Memphis Utah OKC San Antonio
there is no way the knicks get melo for only gallo, curry and a 1st. the rockets and nets can offer the nuggets much better than this. the nuggets now have some leverage because Anthony has said he would sign an extension with the nets and rockets. the knicks are no longer worried about trying to outbid themselves. if they ultimately get melo they will need to offer something better than that.
Melo wants to win there's no way he wins in New jersey and there's now ay Denver trade him inside the conference he's going to New York his wife is for the move and he would thrive in that offense who could houston offer Jared Jeffries a bum Partick patterson is unproven Jordan hill can't even see the floor what do they have nothing what could New jesrsy offer Derrick favors unproven he's closer to Chris Wilcox then Amare get outta here Melo would be an idiot to welcome a trade to NJ they are going to be in the lottery for the next few years
I think it will take more than that but if Knicks are smart they wait and also they don't sacrifice too much young talent. they may have to give up Chandler, Douglas and possibly Turiaf to make it work though. Roger Mason can play some point and they could always sign Patty Mills or Earl Watson. Also Kelena Azubuike can be moved as well. Knicks has depth at small forward that can be moved if they take on Melo. Randolph would be a player you would want to keep. I would not trade both Randolph and Galo together.
there is no way that nets would be in the lottery with devin harris, brook lopez and melo.
why he would welcome a trade to new jersey?
-he was born in brooklyn
-the nets front office is not some joke that attempted to bring back a guy who drove the franchise into the ground and cost them $15 million in a sexual assault case.
the nets can offer two 1st round picks. the knicks can only offer one. the nets could offer some package surrounding t-will and favors. i'd rather have t-will and favors than just gallo. the rockets can offer some package around some combination courtney lee, patrick patterson, chase budigner, jordan hill, plus they have a lot of picks.
hoopsjukie how can you say that he doesn't want to be traded to new jersey when he said he would sign an extension if traded to new jersey.
I just dont understand what makes ppl think there is a such thing as an even trade I.E. Pau Gasol For Kwame Brown Javaris Crittenton and picks there's is no even trade especially when you're dealing a franchise player such as Carmelo Anthony he's a top 5 player Denver wont take all those player from Houston who are they and what will they bring to the table and they wont send him to NJ who could they get Favors Outlaw and Murphy lol they take the guy that can score points and the send Melo to a good situation for him because he's done so much for the franchise it's funny that your name is Kerry Kittles isn't he a former Net it seems to me that you heard the rumor of him possibly being open to a move to New Jersey and you are just hoping and praying he doesnt get moved to New York because it would be another crushing blow because your team struck out in free agency and New York at least got Amare......I totally understand my friend lmao
the nets can give them favors, t-will, murphy, two future 1st round picks. tell me how gallo, curry and 1st is better than that offer?
Everything the Knicks would have needed to trade for Melo was already sent to Houston in their earlier trade. The Nuggets only allegiance is to the franchise... they owe Anthony nothing that isn't written into his contract.
People keep talking about 1st rd picks... they aren't overly valuable if they aren't lottery picks. If a team acquires Anthony it would be assumed that said team should make the playoffs therefore not much value such as when the Timberwolves received Boston's 1st rd pick(s) in the Garnett trade.
the nets have golden state's future 1st round pick and the rockets have a knicks future 1st. so both teams don't just have their own picks to offer. the nuggets are obviously in rebuilding mode. they would be losing their best player, and their second best player is going to be 34 before the start of the season and they have a team option on him next year. they are going to want young talent and picks in return for melo.
Yes... those picks are more valuable. However it needs to be specified what picks are being considered so a person can more accurately understand what the proposed trade is.